More than sixty Czech exhibitors took part in this year's Hannover Messe, the world's most important engineering trade fair, which took place in Hannover, Germany from 13-17 April 2015.
This year’s edition of Hannover Messe, was focused on digitalisation of industrial production and robotic systems. Approximately 6,500 firms from around the world participated in the trade fair, which was attended by 220,000 people. India was the partner country of the event.
Hannover Messe is composed of ten narrowly profiled trade fairs focused respectively on industrial automation, energy, sustainable mobility (MobiliTec), IT solutions, propulsion and fluid technology, wind-energy equipment and components, hydraulics, surface treatment, research and development, and industrial subcontracting.
CzechInvest’s representative met with firms from Germany, the United States, Italy and Great Britain, as well as Switzerland, to which they paid particular attention.
“With the movement of the Swiss franc, demand among Swiss firms for information on investment opportunities in the Czech Republic has risen by approximately ten to twenty percent. Swiss firms’ growing interest was confirmed to us by Rudolf Opatřil, head of the economic and commercial section at the Czech embassy in Bern. The Swiss themselves expect that in the medium term production capacities will be sought outside of Switzerland, as domestic production and wages are becoming increasingly expensive for Swiss firms,” said Martin Partl, CzechInvest’s representative in Germany.
Foreign companies visiting the Czech stand, which was provided by CzechTrade, expressed interest primarily in Czech suppliers, financial support for expansions and acquisition opportunities in the Czech Republic.